Amazing Grace- our leap day baby arrives!

On February 29th our first child arrived! Just over the line into the leap day, much to my amusement, I had been betting on a leap baby all along. It’s a pretty astounding process and the first almost week of parenthood has been truly wonderful, albeit through a haze of sleeplessness. We’re really excited to start our family together and she is a stunner, and mostly she’s quiet too, bingo.  So for the next couple of weeks I’ll be less than responsive to work emails, instead I’m sitting on our sun chair under the window with my girl draped across my chest, loving it. Ir changing diapers at 3 in the morning. Almost loving that too, almost!


Just after her delivery.




Head over heels. Smitten…

New Year’s Focus

Not the car, the chaos that is my interest, passion and work in life. For a couple of years I’ve struggled to come up with a sensible, manageable approach to being more open (writing) about the diverse stuff that excites and motivates (yep and frustrates) me without creating a confused picture for a certain audience. So screw it, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to segment my thoughts on landscape photography, consumer tech, government tech, open government, democracy, opendata, geospatial, community engagement, social science research, community development, statistics, social justice movements and community development, public service, leadership, hip-hop and faith. No more hours trying to think of cool domain names for each segment of my life, this is me. Like you I’m something of a mess, but I have a lot of fun being this way.

This lil ol blog will wander, diverge, sidetrack and hopefully at times focus.

And there may be some additional lack of focus when my first child arrives soon, but I promise to keep baby pics out of here, did I mention how much I can’t stand Anne Geddes?